Erwin  Hymer  Group  and its  brands  cancel  participation in European trade  fairs until the end of the year

The  Erwin   Hymer   Group  and  its  brands  Burstner,  Carado, Crosscamp, Dethleffs, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer,  Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC and Sunlight  cancel their  participation in all European trade fairs planned for 2020. In view  of the high  visitor density at trade fairs  such as the Caravan  Salon Dusseldorf and the measures  that  are necessary  due to the risk of  infection by the  corona virus, it does not  make  sense to participate in trade  fairs  this year.

Martin Brandt, CEO of the Erwin Hymer Group (EHG): “The health  of our customers, employees  and trade partners is our top priority- we cannot take this responsibility  lightly. In the Corona crisis with its special requirements for physical distance and hygiene, a casual atmosphere of information, advice and purchase is no longer a given. However, we regard this as a fundamental  prerequisite  for a successful trade fair. For this reason, we as EHG together  with our brands refrain from participating in the trade fairs planned  for 2020 until  the end of the year.” This decision also affects  the world’s largest  leisure trade  fair,  the  Caravan  Salon  Dusseldorf,  which  is scheduled  to  take  place  at  the  beginning  of September.

Martin  Brandt

With over 1,200 trading partners in Germany and Europe, the Erwin Hymer Group brands have a strong and professional  dealer and service network.  This allows customers and interested  parties  to obtain information on products  and competent  advice directly from their local EHG dealer.

Comprehensive   arrangements   for  contactless  sales  consulting   and  the  increased  use  of  digital marketing  will  ensure that  the  product  innovations  2020/21  and the  offers  of  EHG dealers can  be experienced throughout Europe in a safe environment.

The EHG Chairman  emphasizes  that  the  current  cancellation  is due  to  an  absolutely  exceptional situation:  “Caravanning  stands  for  flexible  and  individual   vacations  in  Germany  and all regions  of Europe. This will continue to be the case in the future, especially as our customers are less restricted by the current situation  due to the self-sufficiency  of their vehicles. They automatically keep their distance in their homes on wheels. Many caravanning  fans are thus likely to be able to enjoy their holidays this year- even under the current travel restrictions.”

Martin  Brandt  is optimistic about the  caravanning and  trade  fair  season  2021: “The  current crisis  will further strengthen the  trend  towards conscious  and decelerated travel.  Even if we have to  cancel  our trade  fair participations this year, we are already  looking forward to presenting our new  products and innovations to a wide audience at trade  fairs again next  year. The enthusiasm for caravanning and slow travel- relaxed and safe travel  with motorhomes, caravans and camper  vans- will continue to grow.”

The Erwin Hymer Group is a 100 percent subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.

The ERWIN HYMER GROUP specialists, hire and financing services under one roof. The motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Roadtrek, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome rental companies McRent and rent easy, and also the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group.


Laika presents the new Kosmo Van, series which, following on from our low-profile, motorhome, coachbuilt and camper van models, rounds out our offering in the Kosmo range. The new series is designed to satisfy the demand for a compact vehicle which is agile and not too long, without compromising the comfort of a low-profile model.

Available in two layouts, V9 and V5, the new Kosmo Van models are built on a Fiat Euro 6d Temp chassis with 120 CV engine, offering 200 cm of internal width and a total height of 271 cm.

The Kosmo V9 is the first of the two new Laika compact low-profile models. With an overall length of 6.65 m, its layout features twin beds at the rear. The second layout, the Kosmo V5, is shorter than 6 m with a transverse king-sized bed at the rear: the vehicle stands out for its manoeuvrability and versatility, all without sacrificing use comfort.

All Kosmo Van models have a body insulated with extruded expanded polystyrene (XPS), finished with a hail-proof fibreglass roof and non-yellowing aluminium wall panels.  The windows are high quality, with flush-mounted aluminium frame, blackout protection and fly screen. The vehicles offer a premium driving experience, with specially designed ESP, ABS, ASR, Hill Holder and Roll Over Mitigation, as well as passenger airbags (all standard equipment). The ergonomic “Captain Chair” cab seats are extremely comfortable, equipped with two armrests and removable fabric covers coordinated with the living space. Entry into the living space is facilitated by an electric stepladder, while 3 USB ports (standard equipment) allow you to recharge your devices at any time. The new Kosmo Van models are also ideal for winter holidays: a heated floor is available as an option, as is a heated and insulated grey water recovery tank.

As for the rest of the Kosmo range, the interiors are an expression of Italian design and Laika’s famous attention to detail: Tuscan pearwood and glossy white furniture doors give the interior a modern and yet harmonious look. The wall units are fitted with exclusive Laika metal handles. The table and kitchen worktop are finished in an elegant rusted bronze stone effect. The kitchen, fitted with an 89 l refrigerator, is designed for practicality, with a 3 hob cooktop and supplementary worktop. The interiors are ergonomic and functional, and a wide selection of fabrics and eco-leather combinations assure unbeatable comfort both during the day and at night. The 70×50 window in the living area offers excellent illumination during the day, while the electrical system with indirect lighting (including under the kitchen worktop) creates a relaxing and comfortable mood in the evening.

The new Kosmo Van models, like all Laika 2020 vehicles, are guaranteed waterproof for 10 years.